U.S. Accepting International Help in Spill Cleanup

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The government will be accepting offers from a dozen countries and international agencies to help in containing and cleaning up the oil spill, the State Department said Tuesday.

"The United States will accept 22 offers of assistance from 12 countries and international bodies, including two high-speed skimmers and fire containment boom from Japan," the department said in a statement.


Already, the U.S. has accepted help from countries like the Netherlands and Norway, and is considering taking up countries “as diverse as China, Kenya, and Vietnam” on their offers. A grateful American public said "thanks" and then went back to playing video games.

US says accepting foreign help with Gulf oil spill [Reuters]